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Friedrich Schiller University Jena

4.3 out of 5 (74 ratings / 38 reviews) Jena, Germany
The Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, founded in 1558, with its 21,000 students distributed over ten different faculties leaves its mark on the image of the town. Students of either the university or the university of applied sciences make one quarter of the inhabitants of Jena.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Social Sciences (2)

About

History

The Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, founded in 1558, with its 20,000 students distributed over ten different faculties leaves its mark on the image of the town.

Education

Students of either the university or the university of applied sciences make one quarter of the inhabitants of Jena. So, it is all right to say: There is no university in Jena, Jena is a university! Approximately 340 professors and 6,400 members of staff work at university and university hospital, the latter of which keeps developing into one of the most modern hospitals in Germany.

Research

Innovative Materials and TechnologiesThis focus has been a hallmark of top-level research at FSU Jena ever since the times of Zeiss, Abbe and Schott. Work in the realm of materials development and its applications and the investigation of the structure and properties of new substances is conducted across the disciplines and schools, concen­trating in Physics and Chemistry.Biology and Medical Science are involved via innovative basic and applied research in the area of biomaterials. The cooperation with non-university institutes and partners in the industry is exemplary in this respect. Most of FSU's patents are in this field.

Career

Career and further education

  • further education for employed, senior citizens, companies, as well as for all members of staff
  • job market of Jena University
  • start-up service of the Department of Research and Science Transfer
  • careers service of the Student Counselling Service
  • support for PhD students of all subjects at the Graduate Academy
  • events and lectures mentioned in the calendar of events are open to our alumni

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
301 -100
2017
201 100
2016
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
326 15
2018
341 22
2017
363
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
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2018
356 -12
2017
344
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Central Advice Service

  • The Central Advice Service provides information and advice for prospective and current students of all subjects. The staff help you make decisions and take actions in your studies and they also support you with all other kinds of problems that may occur during your time at university. Advice service is free, optional and even anonymous, if needed.

Housing services

Due to housing shortage in Jena we advise you to look for a room/flat as soon as possible and to also consider moving to one of the surrounding cities (for example Weimar or Erfurt). You can find information about the various possibilities to rent a room/flat on the University's webpage (in German.)The Studentenwerk Thüringen offers rooms in student dorms and apartments for students and can be highly recommended to guest students.

Student Life

Campus life

Jena is a modern student and high-tech city. Jena brings urban density in connection with a high quality of life.The city`s dazzling intellectual past, its multiplicity of cultural and historical treasures, its young and vibrant culture scene, international flair, dynamic economic structures, its high carat science scene, modern architecture and green surroundings mix together to create a unique city portrait.Jena a city in between history an high-tech.

Student Reviews

Best and worth it
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Overall the course is good and bit tough to study for the first semester but you will learn all interdiscplinary fields in this course
Teachers at University are really innovative, motivational, kind and pay equal attention to all students.
Nauman Saeed rated 4 out of 5 stars
I am experiencing great time at University. The good thing in this course is that you are allowed to choose any subject related to your field, from any discipline. That is really a positive point. Management can even much better.
A good course of studies :)
Miriam Innocenti rated 4 out of 5 stars
Positive: at this University I had the chance to get some practical experience (e.g. in the field of teaching), and I think that is an important thing. There is a thing, which could be better: to have more time to prepare for exams (in Germany you have just a few days between the end of the lecture period and the exams period, that´s really stressful).